London Marathon rolls around again on Sunday 22 April 2018. The average Marathon runner will burn between 2,900 and 3,500 calories on the 26.2 mile route, so a good feed post-run is essential too. Check out this year’s foodie freebies for Marathon runners…
1. Free Pizza at Bunga Bunga Battersea
Go on, present your medal and pick up a free pizza, you earned it! This year, Bunga Bunga Battersea is wishing all London Marathon runners a big complimenti (congratulations), and offering every medal holder a free pizza at Bunga Bunga on both Sunday 22nd April and Monday 23rd April. Runners simply have to parade their medal to receive a whole pizza completely free of charge. Whether you run to a Ruby Loves topped with Nduja spicy soft sausage, and mozzarella or want to medal a Micaela Margherita, Bunga Bunga will welcome you over the finish line with open arms.
37 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea SW11 3BA; battersea.bungabunga-london.com
2. Free Ven-Moo Burger at Mac & Wild
Scottish champions Mac & Wild will be congratulating all London Marathon runners on Sunday 22nd April at Mac & Wild Great Titchfield Street and Monday 23rd April at both Mac & Wild restaurants with Free Veni-Moo burgers. Yes, you heard it right, Mac & Wild will be offering all Marathon runners their delicious Veni-moo burger, complete with one beef patty, one venison patty, caramelised onions, cheese and bearnaise sauce, served in a brioche bun. Marathon runners only need to wave their medal with pride to gain their well-deserved treat.
65 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, W1W 7PS
9A Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN; macandwild.com
3. Free Drink at Skylon Restaurant, Bar & Grill
This year Skylon is offering a refreshing complimentary drink to all medal holders. Simply present your medal at the wonderful venue in the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank; relax and enjoy a well-earned drink and panoramic views of the spectacular London skyline.
Royal Festival Hall, Lambeth, SE1 8XX; skylon-restaurant.co.uk
4. Free Sashimi Pizza and Drink at Kurobuta
Kurobuta, both Marble Arch and King’s Road locations, has the perfect remedy for all Marathon runners. Competitors need only drop in and show their medal on Sunday 22nd April to receive their famed tuna sashimi pizza and either a glass of house wine, Asahi beer or JARR Kombucha completely free! The Marathon may be over but the celebrations have only just begun!
312 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UH
17-20 Kendal St, W2 2AW; kurobuta-london.com
5. Free Roast at Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen
To reward runners on the 22nd April, Lady Abercorn’s Pub & Kitchen, at Andaz London Liverpool Street, will be offering free roasts (between 12pm-3pm) for the first 100 marathon runners through the door when you show your medal. Make sure to bring one non-marathon runner friend to claim your free roast.
40 Liverpool St, EC2M 7QN; londonliverpoolstreet.andaz.hyatt.com
6. Free Drink at Bluebird
Relax after completing the marathon this year on an outdoor terrace. If you’ve managed to endure the London Marathon then a celebration is definitely in order. Head down to Bluebird Chelsea, with your enviable marathon medal and you will be offered a free drink on Sunday 22nd April.
350 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU; bluebird-restaurant.com
7. Free burger at Maxwell’s
Maxwell’s will continue their tradition of offering a free burger for all medal winners and 25% off for volunteers. After months of hardcore training, you’ve managed to cross the finish line. Now it’s time to undo all that hard work at Maxwell’s in Covent Garden. Come and wave your medal with pride on Sunday and chow down on a Maxwell’s Old Timer or Veggie Burger for Free! Bookings recommended.
34 King St, London WC2E 8SB;maxwells.co.uk
8. Free Pide at Amber
Newly opened Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant, Amber, will be giving away one of their delicious boat shaped pides for free to all London Marathon medal holders throughout 22nd April. Present your medal when seated and choose from one of their pide including Burnt Leeks with a blue cheese sauce, and caramelised onions; Lamb Belly with sweet potatoes, spring onions, and tomatoes or Chorizo with caramelised onions, rocket, and goats cheese. Just what you need after a long run around London!
21 Piazza Walk, Aldgate East E1 8QH; thisisamber.co.uk
9. Free Pasta or Cookie at by CHLOE.
by CHLOE. is offering medal winners a complimentary regular pasta (the amazing Mac n’ Cheese or the Avocado Pesto Pasta) or one of by CHLOE.’s signature Cinnamon Espresso cookies. Simply show your medal on Sunday and claim your free treat
Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5HA; eatbychloe.com
10. Hospitality station at The Waldorf Hilton
On Sunday, The Waldorf Hilton is setting up a hospitality station in the tea room for medal holders and their families from 1pm–4pm. Relax with an assortment of homemade goodies like lemonade and energy bars surrounded by the lovely interiors.
Aldwych, WC2B 4DD; hilton.com
11. Free Dim Sum at Royal China
To help replenish you depleted fuel tanks, the Royal China Group will be offering competitors a free dim sum dish, when dining in the Baker Street, Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill or Canary Wharf restaurants on the day of the Marathon. Diners simply need to present their Marathon medal to a member of staff on arrival at the restaurant.
12. Free Prosecco at Giggling Squid
Giggling Squid, the popular and innovative family of Thai restaurants is offering Marathon runners a free glass of prosecco with your medal for the whole week after the race! Runners can choose from a selection of seafood, meat, curry, noodle and stir-fry options alongside speciality dishes including salt and pepper squid to go with your glass of bubbly.
26 High Street Wimbledon, Wimbledon SW19 5BY; gigglingsquid.com
13. Free Pasta at Via Emilia
If we were running the marathon, we know exactly what we’d want at the end… a great big bowl of delicious Italian pasta! Straight from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, choose from 8 different pasta dishes at Via Emilia including Tagliolini from Parma, Ragu from Bologna and Pisarei from Piacenza. Not to be missed is the Gnocco Fritto, a pillow puffed Emilian bread
37A Hoxton Square, N1 6NN; via–emilia.com
14. Free King Prawn Pad Thai at Thai Square Trafalgar Square
Thai Square, Trafalgar Square is giving away a free King Prawn Pad Thai to all medal holders throughout Sunday 22nd April. Simply present your medal at the door to be given their famed stir-fried dish of chanburi rice noodles, and crushed peanuts with juicy king prawns and a tangy tamarind sauce. The delicious protein packed Pad Thai is a definite post marathon winner!
21-24 Cockspur St, St. James’s, SW1Y 5BN; thaisq.com
15. Free Personalized Pizza or Salad at MOD Pizza
MOD Pizza, the pioneer of fast-casual pizza is offering all London Marathon Medallists a personalised pizza or salad – on the house! Simply visit MOD Leicester Square, and present your medal to claim your free salad or a pizza with limitless combinations of toppings, sauces and spices.
17-18 Irving St, WC2H 7AT; modpizza.co.uk